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Art Deco Airplane Display Presentation Desk Model Fiat Italy

Origin Italy
Period 1920-1949
Materials Nickel Plated Brass
W. 22 in; H. 15 in; D. 16 in;
W. 55.88 cm; H. 38.1 cm; D. 40.64 cm;
Condition Good. Wear to nickel plating
Creation Date 1940
Description This is a factory presentation model of a Fiat G 12 airplane from 1940. An exceptionally beautiful streamlined hollow bodied model made for Fiat by one of the top Italian model makers. The model is made from nickel plated brass or bronze and is mounted on a tall base that allows the model to be tilted in different angles. The condition is exceptional considering it's age. There was a small professional repair to the tip of one wing and the nickel plating is worn in places. Overall a very nice decorative rare model. Wingspan is 22 inches.

The G.12 was an all-metal low-wing cantilever personnel transport aircraft. It had three radial engines, one mounted on the nose and the other two in wing-mounted nacelles. The engines drove three-blade feathering metal propellers. The main wheels of its landing gear retracted into the nacelles; the tail wheel was fixed. The flight deck and cabin were fully enclosed. Access was via a port side access door.

The G.12 was designed as a civil aircraft, but served mainly in military roles during the war. Only a limited number were built, some as late as 1944, after the Italian armistice. The G.12 inspired the postwar G.212 "Flying Classroom", the last Italian three-engine transporter. It had a crew of four.
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 332180
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